Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People

by Earwolf and Chris Gethard

Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 108
  • Last: 6 Mar 2018
1 phone call. 1 hour. No names. No holds barred. Thats the premise behind Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People, hosted by comedian Chris Gethard (the Chris Gethard Show, Broad City, This American Life, and one of Time Outs 10 best comedians of 2015). Every week, Chris opens the phone line to one anonymous caller, and he cant hang up first, no matter what. From shocking confessions and family secrets to philosophical discussions and shameless self-promotion, anything can and will happen! Theme song by Shellshag.

Episodes (108)

  • 102. Dealer Turned Surgeon
    102. Dealer Turned Surgeon
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    Published: 6 Mar 2018 Duration: 01:15:09
    How did this self-described East Coast dirtbag go from selling drugs out of his mom’s minivan to doing brain surgery? His answer: Donnie Darko. Gethard asks him some hard hitting questions like: What skills acquired in drug dealing are usef... Read more →
    How did this self-described East Coast dirtbag go from selling drugs out of his mom’s minivan to doing brain surgery? His answer: Donnie Darko. Gethard asks him some hard hitting questions like: What skills acquired in drug dealing are usef... Read more →

  • 101. English Idyll
    101. English Idyll
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    Published: 27 Feb 2018 Duration: 01:14:07
    Ever heard of "granary bread?" Yeah? Then you’re probably British, like this week’s caller. If not, then get out your malted barley and listen to Gethard celebrate cultural differences with a mother and social media expert from England’s ru... Read more →
    Ever heard of "granary bread?" Yeah? Then you’re probably British, like this week’s caller. If not, then get out your malted barley and listen to Gethard celebrate cultural differences with a mother and social media expert from England’s ru... Read more →

  • 100. One Hundred Anonymous
    100. One Hundred Anonymous
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    Published: 20 Feb 2018 Duration: 01:12:23
    With a combined 200 years of life lived, a retired dentist and an amateur artist chat with Gethard about staying creative as you get older, living a fulfilling life, regrets and the fear of death. One key lesson: travel if you can, but skip... Read more →
    With a combined 200 years of life lived, a retired dentist and an amateur artist chat with Gethard about staying creative as you get older, living a fulfilling life, regrets and the fear of death. One key lesson: travel if you can, but skip... Read more →

  • 99. Sober Mathematician
    99. Sober Mathematician
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    Published: 13 Feb 2018 Duration: 01:12:56
    Longtime listeners know: math is Chris Gethard's nemesis. A real-life mathematician calls in and gives Gethard the most thrilling math quiz ever on a podcast. (We feel safe making that claim.) He also talks about his struggle with substance... Read more →
    Longtime listeners know: math is Chris Gethard's nemesis. A real-life mathematician calls in and gives Gethard the most thrilling math quiz ever on a podcast. (We feel safe making that claim.) He also talks about his struggle with substance... Read more →

  • 98. Chemo Chameleon
    98. Chemo Chameleon
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    Published: 6 Feb 2018 Duration: 01:16:39
    Headed to her first chemotherapy treatment after a recent cancer diagnosis, this young woman is naturally a little stressed and nervous. However, spirits are soon lifted in a call that includes stories of haunted apartments, puns and a doct... Read more →
    Headed to her first chemotherapy treatment after a recent cancer diagnosis, this young woman is naturally a little stressed and nervous. However, spirits are soon lifted in a call that includes stories of haunted apartments, puns and a doct... Read more →

  • 97. In The Candy Aisle
    97. In The Candy Aisle
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    Published: 30 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:10:02
    A man narrates his stroll though a Wal-Mart. As he peruses the aisles, from guns to kitchen appliances, the discussion ranges from philosophical to farcical. This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful) and Zola... Read more →
    A man narrates his stroll though a Wal-Mart. As he peruses the aisles, from guns to kitchen appliances, the discussion ranges from philosophical to farcical. This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful) and Zola... Read more →

  • 96. Boy Crazy
    96. Boy Crazy
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    Published: 23 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:11:29
    She does improv, lives in New Jersey and considers herself a "niche person." Needless to say, this week’s caller bonds pretty easily with Gethard. She explains what it’s like to be on summer break from college and a little boy crazy.   This... Read more →
    She does improv, lives in New Jersey and considers herself a "niche person." Needless to say, this week’s caller bonds pretty easily with Gethard. She explains what it’s like to be on summer break from college and a little boy crazy.   This... Read more →

  • 95. Monogamous Animals
    95. Monogamous Animals
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    Published: 16 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:16:29
    "If anybody has seen hell, it would be me.” What starts as an immigrant success story ends up weaving through prostitution, revenge, tragedy, sexuality, morality and religion. Note that this episode contains difficult topics including sexua... Read more →
    "If anybody has seen hell, it would be me.” What starts as an immigrant success story ends up weaving through prostitution, revenge, tragedy, sexuality, morality and religion. Note that this episode contains difficult topics including sexua... Read more →

  • 94. The Puppet Master
    94. The Puppet Master
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    Published: 9 Jan 2018 Duration: 01:14:24
    An art school grad talks about his success working in an emerging technological art form. Then, out of nowhere, something happens in this call that changes everything about Gethard’s world. This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.t... Read more →
    An art school grad talks about his success working in an emerging technological art form. Then, out of nowhere, something happens in this call that changes everything about Gethard’s world. This episode is brought to you by Talkspace (www.t... Read more →

  • 93.5 Bonus: Beautiful Resolutions
    93.5 Bonus: Beautiful Resolutions
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    Published: 2 Jan 2018 Duration: 34:30
    Beautiful Anonymous fans called in for a series of brief one minute calls to tell Chris their goals, hopes and plans for 2018. 
    Beautiful Anonymous fans called in for a series of brief one minute calls to tell Chris their goals, hopes and plans for 2018. 

  • 93. Successful Stalker
    93. Successful Stalker
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    Published: 26 Dec 2017 Duration: 01:14:58
    Can stalking your crush lead to a successful long-term relationship? A young woman tells Gethard about her years-long pursuit. This episode is brought to you by Magoosh (www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Casper Mattresses, Talkspace (www.ta... Read more →
    Can stalking your crush lead to a successful long-term relationship? A young woman tells Gethard about her years-long pursuit. This episode is brought to you by Magoosh (www.magoosh.com code: BEAUTIFUL), Casper Mattresses, Talkspace (www.ta... Read more →

  • 92. Wisdom From The Bushman
    92. Wisdom From The Bushman
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    Published: 19 Dec 2017 Duration: 01:15:34
    Unsure of her future, a young German woman finds herself in Australia picking cherries with a group of ex-cons & social outcasts. She passes the phone to a fellow picker and mentor of sorts who opens up about finding solace in the wildernes... Read more →
    Unsure of her future, a young German woman finds herself in Australia picking cherries with a group of ex-cons & social outcasts. She passes the phone to a fellow picker and mentor of sorts who opens up about finding solace in the wildernes... Read more →

  • 91. Picture A Sunset
    91. Picture A Sunset
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    Published: 12 Dec 2017 Duration: 01:15:47
    The unusual malady that afflicts this caller stirs up a philosophical discussion about how we, as humans, experience and remember our lives and craft our stories. This episode is brought to you by Sock Club, Squarespace, Casper Mattresses, ... Read more →
    The unusual malady that afflicts this caller stirs up a philosophical discussion about how we, as humans, experience and remember our lives and craft our stories. This episode is brought to you by Sock Club, Squarespace, Casper Mattresses, ... Read more →

  • 90. Hipster Hospice Chaplain
    90. Hipster Hospice Chaplain
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    Published: 5 Dec 2017 Duration: 01:14:59
    Gethard has a surprisingly light-hearted chat about death with an expert in the field. This episode is brought to you by Zelle, Talkspace, Hello Fresh, Sock Club, and Brooklinen.
    Gethard has a surprisingly light-hearted chat about death with an expert in the field. This episode is brought to you by Zelle, Talkspace, Hello Fresh, Sock Club, and Brooklinen.

  • 89. Black Cloud of a Husband
    89. Black Cloud of a Husband
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    Published: 28 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:13:09
    A mother of four tells Gethard about going from med school to motherhood, and how she escaped a troubled marriage with a controlling, manipulative man. 
    A mother of four tells Gethard about going from med school to motherhood, and how she escaped a troubled marriage with a controlling, manipulative man. 

  • 88. Cadaver Epiphany
    88. Cadaver Epiphany
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    Published: 21 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:13:15
    A first year medical student tells Gethard how dissecting dead bodies changed her feelings on death. She opens up about how her mother inspired her to study medicine and some of the worst smells she’s encountered, like when she had to disse... Read more →
    A first year medical student tells Gethard how dissecting dead bodies changed her feelings on death. She opens up about how her mother inspired her to study medicine and some of the worst smells she’s encountered, like when she had to disse... Read more →

  • 87. Head Injury
    87. Head Injury
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    Published: 14 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:13:57
    A guy got hit really hard in the head. He tells Gethard all about it. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: CG), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/beautiful), and B... Read more →
    A guy got hit really hard in the head. He tells Gethard all about it. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: CG), Talkspace (www.talkspace.com/beautiful), Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/beautiful), and B... Read more →

  • 86. Plant Splooge
    86. Plant Splooge
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    Published: 7 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:12:06
    A bonafide geologist tells Geth about fossilized dung fungi and the behind the scenes secrets of the Museum of Natural History. They also talk about how quickly the Earth is dying and weigh the likelihood of colonizing Mars. This episode is... Read more →
    A bonafide geologist tells Geth about fossilized dung fungi and the behind the scenes secrets of the Museum of Natural History. They also talk about how quickly the Earth is dying and weigh the likelihood of colonizing Mars. This episode is... Read more →

  • 85. Moravian Trademonk
    85. Moravian Trademonk
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    Published: 31 Oct 2017 Duration: 01:11:39
    “You can’t give puppies cow vaccines.” That’s how this caller ends her hour with Gethard. The journey to that moment takes us through: Italian Madrigals, getting licked by a baby cow, going on a tour of a cranberry marsh, and a very persona... Read more →
    “You can’t give puppies cow vaccines.” That’s how this caller ends her hour with Gethard. The journey to that moment takes us through: Italian Madrigals, getting licked by a baby cow, going on a tour of a cranberry marsh, and a very persona... Read more →

  • 84. A True Crime Investigator
    84. A True Crime Investigator
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    Published: 24 Oct 2017 Duration: 01:13:47
    Usually this caller is the one conducting the interview. He’s a police officer by trade, but he works a little differently than your average cop. He investigates major crimes including sex crimes, shootings, robberies and murders. He tells ... Read more →
    Usually this caller is the one conducting the interview. He’s a police officer by trade, but he works a little differently than your average cop. He investigates major crimes including sex crimes, shootings, robberies and murders. He tells ... Read more →

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